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you can go to their website as well. they have tours. and they just opened up a kiosk. you can visit and taste right there. this is what it looks like. this is a wonderful stir fry dish. >> if you wanted to find more information about the recipes we showed you today, go on our website. you'll find programming information there. don't forget to join us on facebook for a look at bay area people. thank you for joining us. we'll see you again next week on bay area people. until then, have a terrific weekend. bye-bye.
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. shots fired at a bus offer night. nobody on board was hit but why several had to go to the hospital. >> and a day after a national day of action against gun violence the major buy back happening in the bay area today. >> and we are just hours from san francisco's famed chinese new year parade. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is ktvu mornings on 2. >> and good morning. welcome to mornings on two. it's saturday february 23rd.
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>> let's head over to rosemary for a look at how the weather is shaping up and of course we have the parade on our minds. good weather? >> yeah. cool and breezy but we will be dry. this morning waking up a little damp. some of us lucky enough to pick up drizzle, sprinkles with partly cloudy sky was the clouds overhead not as cold as yesterday but in to the extended forecast we will stay dry. i will break down the weekend for you coming up. >> a scary ride for passengers on board a transit bus. someone shot at the vehicle overnight. alex is live in oakland with pictures you won't see anywhere else. >> reporter: none of the passengers on board that bus were hit by gun fire. this morning oakland police are working hard to try to track down the group of teens who opened fire on the bus overnight. this happened about 12:45 this morning near 55th avenue and international. you can see the back window was blown out. this was an ac transit bus.
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the shooters had just got off of the bus at the stop. when for some reason at least one of them started firing at the bus as it drove off. five bullets hit the bus. the driver after the shooting slammed on the brakes and several passengers were thrown forward. a sergeant on scene said that four passenger has to be taken to the hospital though the injuries are not considered to be serious. the police don't know what prompted the shooting but witnesses didn't report any sort of fight or arguments on board the bus so it's a mystery for police. obviously police this morning looking for your help. if you know about what happened call them. there have been no arrests so far and there are no updates right now to report on the investigation into a shooting that happened -- that left a ac transit bus riddled with bullets, nobody hit but several in the hospital. live in oakland. >> bay area residents will be
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able to turn in their guns for cash today. the cities of menlo park, palo alto and east palo alto will hold a gun buy back. the event is from ten to two and all weapons will be accepted anonymously. anti violence groups will also hold a rally in conjunction with that. it's at 11:00. jackie spear will be among a number of speakers. today's events come a day after a day of action to end gun violence. dozens of people part paided in a vigil to remember victims of gun violence. that event was part of a national movement to pressure congress for action on new gun control laws. >> new this morning in his weekly address the president said congress must act now before automatic budget cuts kick in on march first. >> once the cuts take effect,
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thousands of teachers will be laid off and tens of thousands of parent also have to rush to find child care for their kids. >> the president accuses republicans of failing to meet him halfway. he is calling for tax reform and moderate spending cuts. gop leaders say spending must be pulled into prevent a larger deficit. the president said the deep cuts will impact airport security, slow down medical research and put in danger national defense. the most contaminated nuclear site in the country is leaking toxic waste. at least six tanks are leaking at the hanford nuclear reservation in southeast washington state. there is no immediate threat to public safety and it could take a couple years for the chemicals to reach the ground water. the site prodeuced material used in the bomb dropped on japan. the defense cuts could impact clean up because workers may have to be furloughed.
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the stalemate could affect air travel coming up in ten minutes the impact the cuts could have on the nation's airports big and small. >> the parents of a teen girl who died walking to her hotel have launched a new safety campaign and are asking teens to buddy up. >> when you go out with your friends stay with them. >> reporter: the body of the 19- year-old was found in a snow bank after she disappeared after a celebration. it's believed she got lost and confused in the freezing temperatures. her parents say that tragedy could have been stopped if a friend had been with her. >> when she left if someone had left with her they would have realized they were going the wrong wait a minute. >> wrist bands like those that say always buddy will be sold at a benefit concert tonight. an autopsy found she died of exposure. >> the largest provider of single rider power chair social
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is the target of an investigation and stores all over the country are involved. on wednesday the fbi raided the texas headquarters of the scooter store more than 1200 employees were escorted from the building and sales records were taken. a government audit found the company has over billed medicare more than $100 million in the past three years. a study showed many people who got the chairs do not actually need them. >> a bay area tradition celebrates it's 25th anniversary tonight. workers are finishing up the 25 floats for the parade in san francisco. since it's the year of the snake many floats are featuring the snake in the design. parade watcher also see miss china town usa and her court. >> i am invested in my culture. my roots and i want to show them that the culture is a very important aspect of my life. >> there will be extra police monitoring the event.
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no parking signs are already up along the route. we will once again show the parade. a broadcast center has been set up. and while the parade is the main event there are other activities in san francisco's china town. a community street fair starts at ten and will be open through tomorrow. attractions include asian dancers, you can also get your photograph taken with a giant dragon display. senate parade route is a bit different because of construction of a new subway system. take a look at the map on the screen. this parade starts at 5:15 tonight at second and market. then goes up to kirdy and post, pow el and sutter. the route will end at columbus and streets around that area will be blocked off so people are told to take public transition. you can also watch that parade here on ktvu channel 2. our coverage starts at six. it's hosted by julie.
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we are going to stream it live online and on your smart phone and tablet. >> we will be up there. six. and it rains so often on the parade. >> but people still come. >> but not this year that the rain is staying away. >> yes. this is one dai will say i'm glad it won't rain. we picked up a little bit in areas in the overnight. a weak system passing through bringing us the low clouds, drizzle out there in san francisco, picked up a little bit overnight. we are clearing out this morning and by the afternoon and time for the parade we will be dry with mostly sunny skies, a bit cooler than yesterday. a look there at storm tracker 2. you can see just a few -- i don't know, morsels of moisture. this weak system passing through. bringing back the on shore breeze that helped to bring back the low clouds, drizzle fell in the overnight hours, over san francisco, picked up three one hundredths, santa cruz mountains, even san jose
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reported a bit. if your grass is wet you are one of the lucky ones because this is already pulling out and we are drying out behind it. there is the system. if you are going to the sierra little bit of snow there. those showers will taper off. it'll be breezy so maybe not the best day to ski.  the roads will become clear, again the winds will pick up. we will seat northwest flow as well behind this system. ridge of high pressure bouncing back. that will create quite a breezy afternoon. what i expect mostly sunny skies and the northwest, cool, dry breeze pulling in for the afternoon. we will be breezy along the coast, in san francisco, we will be breezy through the delta as well as the strait. because of the clouds and the overnight most of us not as cool. anywhere from five to 15 degrees warmer this morning. 45 santa rosa. little breezy in santa rosa this morning. 50 for oakland outside the
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door. 49 mountain view. afternoon highs for today upper 50s, low 60s, 61 santa rose a. we will be clearing out so i expect mostly sunny skies, 60 concord, down in to the south bay around 60 degrees. 61 loss gatos. the extended forecast, a warmer day tomorrow. once the ridge moves back n the winds will lighten up as well. not as strong for tomorrow afternoon. tomorrow looks to be the better day to be outside but today not so bad. into monday, tuesday, wednesday we don't budge a lot. in to the last week of february we are dry. if you are going to the new year parade i will have the outlook of your temperatures. >> breaking news to report on the east coast. the massachusetts institute of technology is on lockdown after a man with a rifle was seen in a building, several law enforcement agencies have responded to the campus in
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cambridge massachusetts. mit officials are telling students and workers to stay inside and report suspicious activity to campus police. we will have more of course on this breaking story as it becomes available. >> your time is 7:10. we have new and disturbing information about the death of a 10-year-old colorado girl. what police are saying hack the man accused of killing her and why he is facing more charges. >> and holding vigil. what people gathering outside drake's are doing right now and how long they plan to stay. >> first let's go outside. there is a beautiful sunny shot of the east shore freeway moving on through emoryville and into berkeley. you can see both directions moving just fine. a little problem on the 680. looks like someone hit barrels. they are cleaning that up h out going in that direction. this is mornings on two. [ anouncer ] ihop is in time square to compare
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. welcome back on this saturday morning. a live look there over the bay area. greeted by low clouds, patchy fog this morning. a mostly sunny sky and breezy conditions for the afternoon there is new information this morning about the killing of a 10-year-old jessica ridgeway. the man accused of killing her appeared in a colorado courtroom. police said that he kept some of her remains in a crawl space in his home that he shared with his mother. prosecutors also added three child porn charges saying they are connected to a video of a child found during the investigation. the girl disappeared walking to school on october 5th. he confessed to killing her 18 days later. a serial killer no longer wants to help find remains of his victims. he is one half of the group known as the speed freak killers. in a jail house interview he said he tried to help the fbi
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but they ignored him. he announced earlier this week they are stopping the search of an old well because it didn't find remains. >> they have the wrong spot. they won't take my phone calls. i try calling them like five different times and finally i said screw it. i'm done with it. >> his partner committed suicide last year. they are suspected of killing more than 70 people. >> we are less than a week from the chopping block known as sequestration. the automatic budget cuts will greatly affect commercial air travel. afo could have delays of up to 90 minutes, the faa could loose $600 million in funding and more than 100 air traffic control towers. small airports may be hit just as hard as the big ones. contl towers uld close in concord along with airports in livermore, napa and san carlos.
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some in the industry say air traffic would decline affecting several businesses like those providing fuel, parking and other services to planes in the bay area. >> i may be faced with having to lay employees off. the business has been tight for the last five-years since 2007 really. we saw a drop -- a huge drop in fuel sales and maintenance. >> the director of the field said the airport would stay open even if the cuts hit. most planes could take off and land without a control tower but he said pilots would have to rely on the radios to talk to each other. visitors to national parks would experience the effects of the budget cut. officials say there could be cut backs at popular bay area sights such as muir point and alcatraz. there would be 5% cuts, some could be furloughed for more than a month. administrators at the golden gate area say they have started
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planning for it. >> the pentagon has grounded it's entire fleet of f-35's after finding a cracked engine blade on one plane. officials say that the problem came to light during a routine inspection at edward's air force base. the announcement as some members of congress have been questioning the cost of the f- 35 program. it's the pentagon's most expensive weapons program at almost $400 billion. right now supporters of drake's oyster bay company are holding a vigil to try to keep the company from shutting down. people have been gathering since 6:45 last night at the sacred heart church and say they will stay there until 6:45 tonight. they say they are praying for the 31 employees who could loose their job if the company is forced to shut down. after the department refused to renew the lease that company took it to court and lawyers have just submitted final arguments. >> two california highway patrol officers are talking about their close call with a
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mountain lion near sacramento. it started last weekend when the two were sent to help a hiker who sid he was being stalked by the animal. >> i shudder to think what would have happened if he didn't have a phone or something to call for help. >> the officers say that they approached in a helicopter and saw the mountain lion20 feet behind the hiker. the sound of the chopper scared it off. later a fish and game warden was putting up warning signs when the lion approached him and as it did he shot and killed it. oakland's lake is celebrating a milestone. a 750-foot section of the lake chanal has opened for the first time in more than a century. it's the first time its been opened to boaters and kayakers. its part of a 47 million-dollar project to connect the lake to the oakland estuary and the bay. the project is scheduled to be completed next year. >> this morning microsoft said its working on affixes for an
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outage of its azure cloud service. an expared certificate caused the service that stores data to go down yesterday afternoon. it's unclear when that service is going to be restored. in a separate incident they announced yesterday that some employee computers had been hacked but said no data was compromised. and on monday the menlo park planning commission will expand facebook's facility. the giant wants to build a second campus. nearly 3,000 facebook employees would work there and last month the city council agreed to a deal in which they would pay the city a million and a half dollars. >> the quakes are getting ready to start on their new home. they plan to start work on its 18,000 seat stadium on tuesday. workers will start by clearing the 75-acre site on coleman avenue which is located across from the international airport. the stadium is expected to open next spring.
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>> believe the sleeve could be the new motto for the warriors. they debut their new uniform last night. you can check it out. it has short sleeves and is 26% its lighter. players must have enjoyed them because they knocked off the top team. . jack came off the bench to score 30 points. at the start of the season is looks like the sharks were unstoppable but last night they were on the wrong side of a record seth game. in the third period the game was tied with the sharks on a power play but they fire a shorthanded goal for the game winner. the blackhawks won 2-1 and set a nhl record for completing the first 17 games of the season without a regulation loss. >> three northern california cities have made a list of the top ten most miserable cities in the nation. modesto came in at number five on the list published by
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forbes, vallejo number six, stockton eight, detroit was named number one. they looked at unemployment, violent crime and traffic. >> they are hard to resist but if you like a box of girl scout cookies and i have several, get ready to dig diaper deeper because the prices have gone up. >> why people are jumping in to the bay and which members of the ktvu family are getting their toes wet. >> they will be jumping in under cool, brisk conditions. what you can expect coming up.
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down the street you will know the inside numbers. here are other numbers. builders went through two and a half miles of shiny paper and each one that you see cost about 40 to $80,000 to build. workers put in about 700 man hours on each float to get them done. >> girl scout cookies are officially on sale and they are going to cost you. after almost ten years at $3.50 the prices have gone up to four dollars. it's meant to help production costs and provide more aid to the military. the girl scouts say it may cost more to buy their cookies but at least the money is going to a good cause. a popular destination could be a thing of the past. the shadow cliffs water park may be shut down. the committee has been looking forbidders to fund reconstruction of the aging slides. the district shut them down saying the area needs 88 5,000
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dollars in safety renovations. >> hundreds of people are going to take a dip in the chilly bay waters today for a good cause. it's the polar plunge and it takes place at noon at san francisco's aquatic park. you are look at video from last year. the event does raise money for special olympics and john and mark are diving in. they do this every year. before the polar plunge there will be a 5 5k run, walk. i'm sure that's -- just to get them warmed up before they --. >> before they dive in again at noon. let's check in with rose harry. >> for the fun run it's a beautiful start to the day. we have mostly sunny skies over parts of san francisco this morning. it's a little breezy in some areas already. look at santa rosa, 14 miles an hour. oakland 14, sfo, livermore
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reporting nine. so though the temperatures are not as cold this morning, it's going to feel cool out there. we will have partly cloudy skies through the 7:00 hour. we are just on the back edge of a weak system that brought a few light showers to areas like san francisco, santa cruz mountains action mount hamilton and the overnight. we are already drying out. partly cloudy to mostly sunny for the afternoon. we have a northwest breeze that is setting up this morning and we are expecting it to really kick in at times, especially for the afternoon. mid50s to low 60's in the forecast for the second half of your day which means cool and breezy. expect that to bring along the light jacket because it'll be breezy at time especially along the coast and through the delta. through the evening, sun starts to set and -- 5:00 hour, if you are going out to the parade cool, breezy, 49 degrees. when the winds pick up that could feel more like 43 degrees. make sure you plan for that. the extended forecast showing
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you we will continue to warm into sunday, the winds will relax but notice the overnight lows, without the clouds tomorrow morning and the dryer conditions in place temperatures will fall, low 30s in the forecast for some of the inland valley locations, monday, tuesday into wednesday, we change very little. mostly sunny skies, dry weather in the forecast throughout. back to you. >> if you are planning to take barton the pittsburgh bay point line expect delays, up to ten minute delays, work is being done from eight this morning until three this afternoon. and heads up ferry riders, the real mccoy two ferry will be out of service for two weeks starting monday. it's scheduled to return sunday march 10th. >> off the clock, but not off the job. >> heard the woman screaming he has my purse. >> how an off duty police officer nabbed a crook on his wedding day.
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>> police searching for the shooter who fired on an ac transit bus overnight. how several passengers were injured.
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. pictures of an overnight bus shooting. the back window blown out. welcome back. >> they were passengers one moment and suspected gun men
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the next. the search is on for a group of people accused of shooting at a bus. alex is live for us in oakland this morning pictures you will only see ono channel 2. >> reporter: none of the passengers on board that bus were hit by gun fire but several of them were injured as that bus driver drove away quickly trying to escape the gun men. police are trying to track down who they say are a group of teens who opened fire on that bus. it happened about 12:45 this morning. it was near 55th and international. the back window was blown out. this was an ac transit bus. police say the shooters just got off the bus at a stop when for some reason at least one of them started firing at the bus as it drove away. the driver slammed on the brakes and that's when passengers were thrown forward. a sergeant said that the four passengers were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. police don't know what prompted the shooting. there was no fight or argument
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on board the bus before the gun fire happened. so far again no arrests have been made and i did check in with the police and they say that they have no updates at this point on the investigation into the shooting. again five shots fired at the bus but nobody hit. live this morning in oakland. alex savage. >> we want to update you on that lockdown at the massachusetts institute of technology in cambridge. we told you that there were reports of a man with a rival on campus. we are now hearing that police searched the campus but did not find anyone with any weapons. a former prisoner is wake up a freeman after spending seven years in jail for a crime he says he didn't commit. much of that time was served at san quentin. ronald ross started crying after a judge ordered his release. the decision came after the innocence project and law students at santa clara investigated his conviction for attempted murder. >> god bless me with the dream
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team. >> authorities say that ross became the main suspect in the case after his photograph was placed in a line up and he was wrongly identified. the innocence project said at least three witnesses lied to the jury during the trial. oakland police say they are reopening the investigation. >> an east bay preformer faces felony charges for allegedly abusing underaged girls. the 27-year-old is an actor and worked at the ballet school in walnut creek. he assaulted at least two underaged girls last fall and say there could be more victims. he appeared in court yesterday morning but did not enter a plea. a second prostitute has been charged in connection with the murder of a businessman. a judge ordered her held without bail on murder and
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robbery charges. prosecutors say she and another provided information about the businessman's home to other suspects. he died in a home invasion last fall. santa clara county sheriff deputies say they took more than $600,000 of marijuana in a major pot bust. the team said it uncovered an illegal grow operation on thursday on apache court. agents found almost 500 plants and 70 pounds of processed marijuana. a 32-year-old was arrested. >> the president is scheduled to meet with arizona senator john mccain tuesday about immigration reform. he made the announcement after meeting the mexican president. the senator is one of eight working on a bill. he said there are still areas of significant disagreement with the presidents but he is optimistic legislation can be passed that will include a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants. the obama administration is also asking the court to
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declare the defense of marriage act unconstitutional. in a brief the government argues that the law denies federal benefits to tens of thousands of same sex couples who are legally married under state law. the brief didn't address proposition 8, california's ban on gay marriage. the court is scheduled to hear the defense of marriage case next month. >> the governor is in washington dc this weekend for the meeting of national governors. putting in federal health care reform is one of the top issues. brown is also on the natural resources committee which will meet tomorrow to talk about extreme weather events in the united states. then on monday the governors plan to meet with the president. democrats no longer have super majority power in the state senate. marco rubio stepped down siting family reasons. this means democrats have 26 senate seats, that's one sort of the threshold they need to pass tax changes and override
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vetoes. the loss is only expected to be temporary. the district will hold a special election to replace him which will likely happen this summer. >> maintaining control of the police force came at a cost for the city of oakland. the paper reports the city had $900,000 this legal bills after a motion was filed asking for a take over of the oakland police department. the city ended up striking a deal to retain control over most department functions but was ordered to pay attorney fees for both sides. >> a san jose police officer getting his marriage license caught a robbery suspect. >> we see sort of a fight going on. she said don't get involved and i don't want to. i hear the woman screaming. >> the sergeant was riding bart with his fiance and they were going from dublin to san francisco to get their marriage license many though he was off duty he jumped into action grabbing the suspect's arm and
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holding her down. >> i applied pressure and the person screamed so i said calm down and we will get through this. >> i was scared, terrified. it's my partner. >> the suspect was identified as jennifer davis, facing a charge of strong arm robbery. the sergeant who is about to retire from the police department made his marriage license appointment with four minutes to spare. he is the son of an actor. >> security will be tight at tonight'sa parade in san francisco. police are adding extra officers for crowd control. barricades and no parking signs have already gone up along the parade route. this is the 25th year of the event. the largest parade out received asia. >> the officers will be looking for people, anyone that may be drinking illegal open container that are alcoholic. >> the parade will have more than 100 groups participating. there are some 25 floats, most
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will include a reptile to coincide with the year of the snake. the parade route is slightly different this year due to construction of the new subway system . the parade begins at 5:15 this evening at second and market. , up to post, pow el and sutter. it ends at kearney and columbus. streets will be blocked off so people are advised to take public transportation or watch it right here on ktvu channel 2. our coverage starts at six and is hosted by julie and ben fong torres. we will stream it for you live on the website and your smart phone. >> i will facebook pictures from the parade and they want you to teeth to us if you are going to send pictures. hash tag ktvucnyp.
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rosemary will be on it too. >> i will be there. you can take the pictures, i will wave. >> i will hash tag you. >> i barely know what that means. indeed. hash tag us. good morning to you. we are clearing out this morning. some of us waking up with partly cloudy skies, hazy fog out there. weak system moving through the over night. some of us may be waking up with a bit of damp grass, maybe the pavement looks a little wet to you. live look over the hills, nice and green still, though i would have liked to see a little more rain out of this weak system. most of us remain dry. giving you a look at the pacific satellite. here is that system. we call it inside slider because this is the path now over nevada. we would have received more rain. we caught just the tail end and you can see it right there. shifting through. behind it we will be clearing out. we have the northwest flow that's building in and it'll be a little cooler, little breezy for your saturday afternoon. those winds picking up a little
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bit already in some spots, fairfield reporting seven miles an hour. 14 santa rosa, six sfo reporting 13, pacifica reporting winds ten to 15 miles an hour. temperatures are up, relative humidity is up. we had clouds over night. the temperature not as cold. it's still feeling chilly and brisk if you have the breeze outside your door. 45 santa rosa, 43nevado widespread upper 40s to low 50s. upper who's for you as well. 46 walnut creek. upper 40s antioch. this system pushing out, ridge of high pressure will build in behind it. that gradient will bring us the gusty conditions, the morning clouds will be pulling out of here. that northwest flow will help erode the clouds, mostly sunny, ridge of high pressure building in and the rest of february going to be dry. giving you a look at the
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afternoon highs, 60 degrees redwood, 56 san francisco, upper 50s san rafael. down there to the south bay 62 degrees under mostly sunny skies, morgan hill. there
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the two teams will meet again today. >> legal experts speculate the government will cut a deal with lance armstrong. the justice department is joining a lawsuit against him. his former teammate floyd landis filed in 2010 accusing him of hiding the use of drugs from his sponsors. the government said it's a victim of fraud because the postal service gave him tens of millions of dollars as a sponsor. oprah is snow expressing interest in the oscar pistorius story. she revealed what she would ask
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him. she said her first question to him would become on, really, that's the story? winfrey know s it will be a while before anyone can ask him anything. she said any lawyer with any sense won't let him talk. >> japan is promising to be a stronger ally to the united states. yesterday japan's prime minister mets with the president in the oval office. they sent a warning to north korea that nuclear threats wouldn't be tolerated. they said they are united in their determination for strong action. >> two survivors of the tour bus crash in the mountains have filed a lawsuit against the tour bus operator. eight people died when the brakes failed on the bus on
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convictions, his license ;has been ÷úsuspended 13 times. 4$d influence çat a dui ÷úcheckpoi tonight. theis scheduled to get ÷ú underway at íran undisclosed ym location at ç÷ú 8:00 p.m. >> a ÷únew mexico ski resort not to ÷w&ame after dramaiñvideo shows a çskier falling off a ÷úchair lift. check this out. you4can see ymhere, you can sea man dangling the q%çchair çl that's ça zv17-year-old jacob guiterrez and there ççhe çgo he actually fell 45 feet zvdown and suffered hta collapsed çlu a lacerated liver but zvhe is expected çto recover. witnesseeen was at t)/ throwing ÷úsnowballing at friendss in the chair in zvfrono of him. the resort said its çchair wasú runbelievable. ñon zvthe 8:00 çho q)izzle out the2q-h @&c% >> yeah. few areas çgot a little wet ç
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already clearing çout. let's take storm tracker ç2. i will show you çthe source. there it ,ymoving through nevada and çwe will çcontinue north çand east. %9ñit. orthwest flow developingv eroding the clouds, if çyou ar going çto the sierra don't çd what that guy did ono çthat lift. we have a little bit ymof snow the forecast bthrough u!the morning. it'll taper off later çtoday a the lake çwind advisory ÷úunti noontime gusts to ym35 miles an this çmorning but ç condiéinn will improve for dhñafternoon. you may need çchains getting u the hill çbut again by the épp% second half of saturday< çwe ar ñand sunday looks to be the çbest day. here at home çwe are going them same directiosk aj+trsorry. (iráhsjjjr @&c% mostly sunny and breezy for myt afternoon. the çextended forecast showing you ymtemperatures cooler zvthi afternoon. warming ÷úit up, as early htas sunday. tomorrow morning with the ymdry
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. shots fired at a transit bus overnight no. one hit by gunfire, but why several people had to be taken to the hospital. >> and a gun buyback begins in just a couple hours in east palo alto. how much you could get paid for your weapons. >> and it's being called one of the biggest fraud investigations in the country's history. why the fbi is now going after the scooter store. . >> good morning. >> you were one of the lucky ones to see the rain drops. a few of us, light drizzle, few
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sprinkles this morning. already drying out. had to put drying out. some of us thinking what are you talking about? partly cloudy skies, a little cool out there this morning, a weak system moving through. behind it, we're going to be dry, cool and breezy for the afternoon. and what we received overnight is all we're going to get. extended forecast looking dry. i'll have details of your weekend and the extended look, coming up. . an ac transit bus ride ends in gunfire. ktvu's alex savidge, live in oakland with exclusive video of the incident and details on what led up to the gunfire. alex? >> reporter: well, i just checked in with oakland police a short time ago. they have no updates on this shooting investigation. police officers at this point still are trying to track down the teenagers who they say opened fire on that bus overnight. at this point, investigators don't know what prompted the shooting. no one was hit by gunfire, though. this happened around 12:45 this morning at 55th avenue and international. the back window on the ac transit bus was blown out after it was hit by five bullets.
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police say the shooters just got off the bus at the stop, when for some reason at least one of those teens started firing at the bus as it drove away. now, the driver slammed on the brakes and that's when several people were thrown forward. a sergeant told ktvu that four passengers had to be transported to the hospital with bumps and bruises, although we are told their injuries are not considered to be serious. at this point, police don't know exactly why the teenagers fired on that bus. there apparently were no fights or arguments on board before the gunfire broke out. again this morning, oakland police still trying to track down those teenagers involved in the shooting. live this morning in oakland, alex savidge, ktvu channel 2news. bay area residents will be able to turn in their guns for cash today. the city of menlo park, palo alto and east palo alto will hold a joint gun buyback in the parking lot of east palo alto city hall from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. all weapons are going to be
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accepted anonymously. authorities will pay from $100 to $300, depending on the type of firearm. antiviolence groups will also hold a rally today in conjunction with the gun buyback. it's at 11:00 at the palo alto city hall plaza. congresswoman jackie spear will be among a number of speakers addressing the current state of gun laws. today's event come a day after a day of action to end violence. a candlelight vigil was held to remember victims of gun violence, part of a national movement to pressure congress for action on new gun control laws. it is the first day of the cross roads of the west gun show in arizona. last month, more than 20,000 people attended the show at the cow palace. show owner bob templeton says talk of stricter gun laws has more people than usual showing up. he says the fear of not being able to buy certain guns is driving sales. >> the 100,000-plus law-abiding
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americans feel like the enemies of the second amendment are attacking lawful gun ownership. >> templeton says people are paying much more for the same product than six months ago. the price of ammunition has also increased 50% since the fall. he says it's all about supply and demand. the parents of a teenagerred girl who died walking to her hotel after a rave in tahoe have launched a new safety campaign. they are asking teenagers to buddy up. >> when you go out with your friends, stay with your friends. >> the body of 19-year-old alyssa byrne was found in a snowbank after she disappeared following a new year's celebration. police believe she got lost and disoriented in freezing temperatures. her parents say the tragedy could have been prevented if a friend had been walking with her. >> when alyssa left, if somebody had left with her, they would have realized they were going the wrong direction. >> wrist bands that say always buddy will be sold at a benefit concert tonight at the phoenix
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theater in petaluma. an autopsy found byrne died of hypothermia. the country's largest provider of single-rider power chairs is now the target of a massive federal investigation and stores all over the country, including one right here in the bay area, are involved. on wednesday, the fbi raided the texas headquarters of the scooter store. more than 1200 employees were escorted from the building and sales records were confiscated. a government audit found the company has overbilled medicare more than $100 million in the past three years. a recent study also showed many people who received those chairs do not actually need them. a bay area tradition celebrates its 25th anniversary tonight. workers are finishing up 25 floats for the chinese new year parade in san francisco. and since it is the year of the snake, many floats are going to feature a reptile in their design. parade watchers will also get to see miss chinatown usa and her court. >> i am heavily invested in my chinese culture, my chinese
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roots and i want to show them that chinese culture is a very important aspect of my life. >> extra police officers will monitor the event. no parking signs and barricades are already up along the parade route. ktvu will once again televise the parade. while the parade is the main event, there are other activities this morning in san francisco's chinatown. community street fair begins at 10:00 a.m. and will be open through tomorrow. attractions include asian acrobats and dancers. fair goers can also learn chinese calligraphy and get their photo taken with a giant dragon display. the parade route is slightly different this year because of the construction to the subway square. we have a map on the screen right now. the parade begins at 5:15 tonight at 2nd and market street, traveling up to kearney, then post, powell and sutter. the route ends as usual at kearney and columbus avenue. streets around that area are
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going to be blocked off, so people are being advised to take public transit. or just avoid the big crowds and watch the parade right here on ktvu channel 2. coverage begins at 6:00 p.m., all hosted by ktvu anchor julie haener and ben fong torrez. we would love it if you share your pictures on twitter under the hashtag #ktvucnyp. coming up at 8:39, the honored tradition behind the holiday. and i noticed in the years that we have participated, we'll be out there tonight, when it doesn't rain, it's 15, 20 people deep along that route. i want to turn to rosemary. we're not seeing rain tonight. should be a packed house along the parade route. >> you're right. it's one of the days when i'm happy it doesn't rain because we're out there as well! it's going to be cool, though. don't forget the jacket. bundle up the kids a bit,
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because it's going to be brisk at times and once the sun sets in the 5:00 hour, it's going to turn chilly. upper 40s, low 50s in the forecast for this evening. meanwhile, a live look outside your doors this morning, we are turning mostly sunny. low clouds moved into the overnight hours. a weak front pulled through, and, bam, the two combined and we saw a little bit of light rain and drizzle. san francisco picked up a few one-hundredths. mount hamilton as well. so some of us may be waking up just a little damp. again, we're clearing out already. as i mentioned a little while ago, tahoe area, still with a few light scattered showers this morning. then drying out there as well. here's our system. we were clipped with just the tail edge and just enough to bring us a little bit of light rain. i would have liked to have seen more, but we're pretty much done with this. northwest flow, now beginning to set up. seeing it over santa rosa, over napa, concord, even a little brisk in some areas this
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morning. be prepared for gusty conditions. santa rosa reporting gusts to 50 miles an hour. breeze along the coastline already this morning. ridge of high pressure bounces back very quickly. we'll be stuck right in between with the breezy conditions for today. 50 degrees in oakland. right now, 45 san rafael. low 40s napa. santa rosa, upper 40s. 48 in con word with the clouds overhead in the overnight hours really helping to keep temperatures up. so even though it feels cool out there, not as cold at least temperature wise as yesterday morning. most of us up by 5, 10, 15 degrees in some spots. for the afternoon, 61 santa rosa. 59 san rafael. upper 50s in berkeley. oakland, 60 degrees for today. but with the breezy conditions, it's going to feel cool out there in many spots. 60 san jose. along the coast, 58 half moon bay. 61 degrees in santa cruz.
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extended forecast, a warming trend gets under way for the second half of your weekend, as the ridge of high pressure builds in. we're not going to be as breezy either. sunday looks perhaps to be the better day. we will be off to a chilly start, though, with clearer skies and colder air. i should say drier air in place. temperatures sinking back into the low 30s for inland areas. mostly sunny skies into the work week. notice we are dry throughout. widespread low to mid-60s in the afternoon. overnight lows in the 30s. i'll have a look at lunchtime numbers coming up. if you're planning to take bart today, expect delays. bart announced there will be up to 10-minute delays for track maintenance between aren today and lafayette, happening right now and will last until 3:00 this afternoon. heads-up for drivers who take highway 4. it will be shut down next between two contra loma boulevard and antioch way during the overnight. the closure will be in effect tuesday through friday night as
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crews install temporary supports for overcross. highway will be closed in the westbound direction from 11:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. and eastbound from midnight to 4:00 a.m. detour signs will be up. well, the deadline is looming if congress wants to avoid automatic spending cuts. the programs in danger and why it could impact your travel plans. >> and the queen of talk shows is chiming in on the oscar pistorious story. the one question oprah wants to ask the olympian. [ female announcer ] it balances you...
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welcome back. giving you a look here at the recent snowfall up in tahoe, courtesy of viewer devin nelson, this is a picture of the chairlift at alpine meadows. light snow falling in alpine meadows. received about an inch in the overnight hours and it's not just people out there enjoying the weather. this is a shot of his dog dexter playing in the new snow banks. the area received at least an inch in the last 24 hours and that latest storm brought us pretty good snow. so not a lot of rain here, but some nice, fresh snow for the snow pack. people living in the northeast are bracing for another winter storm. up to 10 inches of fresh powder expected to fall in new england today and tomorrow. and the biggest concern right now is that the storm could lead to major power outages. the storm has already dumped 17 inches of snow on the midwest and that has caused major problems for drivers and for the airports. >> it was very upsetting. you know, i don't think i've ever been through anything like this before. >> i think people underestimated the amount of
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snow we were going to get. >> people who are planning to travel to the east coast this weekend are also being told to check the status of their flights before going to the airport. this is the third weekend in a row the northeast has been hit with a snowstorm. in this morning's weekly address, president obama called on congress to act now, before automatic budget cuts kick in on march 1st. it's called the sequester. >> once these cuts take effect, thousands of teachers and educators will be laid off and tens of thousands of parents will have to scramble to find child care for their kids. >> president obama accuses republicans of failing to meet him halfway. he is calling for tax reform and moderate spending cuts. gop leaders say spending must be reigned in to prevent a larger budget deficit. mr. obama says these cuts will impact airport security, slow down medical research, and jeopardize national defense. the obama administration says commercial air travel will be one of the area's mostly affected by the sequester. transportation secretary ray la hood warns that airline
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passengers will experience firsthand the automatic budget cuts. he says sfo could experience delays of up to 90 minutes. federal aviation administration could lose an estimated $600 million in funding and more than 100 air traffic control towers nationwide would shut down. small municipal airports may be hit just as hard as the big airports. control towers would close at buchanan field in concord, along with airports in livermore, napa, santa rosa and san carlos. some of the industry say air traffic would decline, affecting numerous businesses, such as fuel, parking and other services to planes in the bay area. >> might be faced with having to lay employees off. the business has been tight for the last five years, since 2007 really. we saw a drop, huge drop in fuel sales and maintenance. >> the director of because chan in an field says the airport would stay open even if
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sequestration hits. most planes could take off and land without a control tower, but pilots would have to rely on radios to communicate with each other. pentagon has grounded its entire fleet of f-35 fighter jets after discovering a cracked engine blade on one plane. officials say the problem came to light during a routine inspection atette wards air force base in southern california. the announcement comes as some members of congress have been questioning the cost of the f- 35 program. the f-35 is the pentagon's most expensive weapons program, at almost $400 billion. visitors to national parks would also see the effects of those budget cuts. government officials say there could be cutbacks at popular bay area sites, such as mere woods, fort point and alcatraz. america's 398 national parks would see immediate 5% cuts. some workers could be furloughed for more than a month. administrators at the golden gate national recreation area say this have started planning for reductions. two survivors of a tour bus crash in the san bernardino mountains have filed a lawsuit against the tour bus operator. eight people died when the
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brakes failed on a bus on the mountain road earlier this month. the woman who filed the lawsuit says she suffered two broken legs and broken pelvis. her daughter also broke her arm. investigators say the company that operated that tour bus has a history of safety violations. legal experts believe the federal government would ultimately cut a deal with lance armstrong. the justice department is joining a whistle blower lawsuit against the cyclist. armstrong's former teammate, floyd landis, first filed the suit in 2010, accusing armstrong of hiding the use of performance-enhancing drugs from his sponsors. the government claims it's a victim of fraud because the u.s. postal service gave armstrong tens of millions of dollars as a main sponsor. oprah winfrey is now expressing interest in the oscar pistorious story. thursday night, she revealed to access hollywood what she would ask the olympian facing murder charges. she says her first questions to him would be, quote, come on,
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really? that's the story? but winfrey know's it will be a while before anyone can ask him anything. any lawyer with any sense will not let him talk. a seattle area man has been ordered to stand trial on charges of driving right into a group of pg&e workers in fresno. preliminary hearing against 54- year-old jett mcbride wrapped up yesterday. the star witness was a hitch hiker named kai. he testified that he and the defendant went looking to buy marijuana three weeks ago. >> he's like, well, i' come to realize i'm jesus christ. i get away with anything i want to. watch this. and he, he -- i looked off and there's a whole crew of construction people in front of me. most of them jumped aside. one dude got pinned underneath. >> there is some debate on who finally stopped the attack. kai told the court he hit the suspect several times with a hatchet. but utility workers say they were the ones who forced the suspect to stop. a san jose woman who made headlines when she claimed she found a finger in a bowl of wendy's chili is in trouble with the law again. the woman is charged with
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filing a false report and being an accessory to a felony. police say she claims she saw someone shoot her son, but an investigation found he accidentally shot himself. police say they believe he lied because he's not allowed to own a firearm as a convicted felon. >> they confronted him. he admitted to it, however she said i'm going to stone wall you don't know what you're talking about. similar things we saw in 2005 with the chili case. >> the woman made headlines around the world when she claimed she found a human finger in a bowl of chili at the wendy's in san jose. she was sentenced to four years in prison in that case. what two officers saw lurking just 20 feet behind a man in trouble. >> and a good-looking day under way. however, you may need the wind breaker. i'll explain, coming up.
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. new information this morning about the killing of 10- year-old jessica ridgeway. yesterday, 18-year-old austin sigg, the man accused of killing the girl appeared in a colorado courtroom. police testified that sigg kept some of ridgeway's remains in a crawl space in the home he shared with his mother. prosecutors also added three child pornography charges, saying charges are connected to video of a child found during the investigation. ridgeway disappeared while walking to school on october 5. sigg confessed to killing her 18 days later. a serial killer no longer
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wants to help investigators find the remains of his victims. wesley shermantine says he tried to help the fbi, but says agents ignored him. the bureau announced earlier this week it's stopping the excavation of an old well in san joaquin county. crews did not find human remains in that well. >> wrong spot. they won't take my phone calls. i called like five different times and finally i said, screw it, i'm done with them. >> shermantine's partner, lauren herzog committed suicide last year. the two are suspected of killing more than 70 people. a second prostitute charged in connection with the murder of a business man. yesterday, a judge ordered katrina fritz held without bail on murder and robbery charges. fritz is scheduled to enter a plea to the charges next week. prosecutors say fritz and another alleged prostitute provided information about the
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victim's home. 8:24. we've been seeing beautiful shots of the sunrise this morning coming up over the bay area. it's a nice day out there. rosemary, we've talked about the rain a little earlier this morning, but clearing out nicely. >> yes, it's going to be a nice winter day. breezy in many spots, especially for the afternoon. so take note of that. giving you a live look at storm tracker 2, weak system moving in this direction, not bringing us a whole lot, but did see a little bit of rainfall in some areas in the overnight hours. but we are on the back edge and that north flow already beginning to set up. in fact, it's a little breezy out there in some spots. santa rosa, 8 miles per hour. gusting to 15. oakland, 9 miles per hour. sfo, 13. breezy along the coastline. and with those winds, temperatures are going to feel cooler than what the readings show. low 40s for inland areas right now, but could feel closer to 39 degrees in cooler spots. low 50s around the bay, but if
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it is breezy outside, if your trees are swaying a little bit, expect it to feel more like mid to upper 40s outside your door. mostly sunny skies and the wind will stick with us throughout today. mostly sunny, temperatures warming to 60 degrees for the warmer spots this afternoon. we will be cooler than yesterday. and if you do, again, have that breeze with you for the afternoon, expect it to feel even chillier. sunday, temperatures will warm into the low to mid-60s. winds relax, so the afternoon looking pretty good. tomorrow morning, chillier start with the clearer skies as we start the day and the drier air in place. we are going to remain dry as we get into monday, tuesday and wednesday. i would like to see rain, but doesn't look like we'll see it for the rest of february. take a look at some of those seasonal rainfall totals so far, coming up. >> thanks, rose meafers. right now, supporters of the drakes bay oyster company are holding a 24-hour vigil to try to keep the company from shutting down. people have been gathering since 6:45 last night at the sacred hard church, staying they will stay there until 6:45
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tonight. they say they are praying for the 31 employees who could lose their jobs if the company is forced to shut down next month after the department of the interior refused to renew the lease. the company took the battle to court. lawyers have just submitted final arguments. a ruling is expected next week. two california highway patrol officers are talking about their close call with a mountain lion near sacramento. it all started last weekend when the two officers were sent to help a hiker who said he was being stalked by the wild animal. >> i shudder to think what would have happened if he didn't have a cell phone to call for help. >> the officers say they approached in helicopter and saw the mountain lion standing 20 feet behind the hiker. the sound of the chopper scared that mountain lion off, but later that day, a fish & game warden was putting up signs when the mountain lion approached him. as it did, he shot and killed it. >> scary. 8:27. he spent years behind bars at san quintin for a crime he
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. the back window of an ac transit bus is shattered by gunfire. welcome back to mornings on 2, everyone. i'm mike mibach. >> i'm claudine wong. oakland police still trying to figure out what could be behind a bus shooting that happened about 12:45 this morning. a group of teenagers apparently got off the ac transit number 1 line at 55th avenue and international boulevard. police say they fired five shots at the back of that bus as it drove off. and the rear window was blown out. there were also bullet holes in
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the bus. passengers say the driver then hit the brakes. he soon realized everyone was in danger, though, so then he sped away and pressed the emergency alarm. no one was hit, but passengers say four people were hurt because of those sudden movements of that bus. no arrests have been made in the case. witnesses say there were no problems aboard the bus before the shooting. and there is new information this morning about a a crane collapse on the bay bridge. the collapse did cause cosmetic damage to the underside of the new east span, but the integrity of the bridge was not affected. >> the various parties that will be part of the investigation will be looking at both the crane and the piece of scaffolding that was involved in this incident as part of their ongoing investigation. >> the investigation into the crane collapse is expected to take about a month. the new eastern span of the bay bridge is still scheduled to open on labor day weekend. former prisoner is waking up a free man after spending close to seven years behind bars for a crime he says he did not commit. much of that time was served at
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san quintin. ronald ross appeared in court yesterday, after a judge ordered his release after the innocence project investigated his conviction for attempted murder. >> god blessed me with the dream team, angels that brought me this far. >> authorities say ross became the primary suspect in the case after his photo was placed in a lineup and he was wrongly identified. the innocence project also says at least three witnesses lied to the jury during the trial. oakland police say they are reopening the original investigation into that shooting. an east bay performer faces felony charges for allegedly sexually abusing under age girls. 27-year-old jason pedroza is an actor at the center for the arts and also worked at the ballet school in walnut creek. investigators say he sexually assaulted at least two underaged girls last fall and there could be more victims.
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pedroza appeared in court yesterday morning, but did not enter a plea. santa clara sheriffs deputies seized more than $600,000 of marijuana in a major pot bust. it uncovered the illegal grow operation on thursday on apache court in gilroy. they found almost 500 plants and 70 pounds of processed marijuana. a 32-year-old man who was found inside the home was arrested on drug charges. three northern california cities have made the list of the top 10 most miserable cities in the nation. modesto came in at number 5 on the list published by forbes. vallejo is number 6, while stockton is ranked 8th. detroit was named the most miserable decide. forbes analyzed unemployment, violent crime and traffic when compiling the rankings. on monday, the menlo park planning commission will consider a proposal to expand facebook's facility. the social media giant wants to build a second campus near bayfront expressway. nearly 3000 facebook employees
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would work at that location. last month, the menlo park city council agreed to a deal in which facebook would pay the city $1.5 million. a prison hospital in san joaquin county needs to fill 150 jobs, mostly hiring medical personnel. but administrative, foodservice and custodial positions are also available. the state has spent $900 million building that massive facility. construction is expected to be finished in may. inmates will start moving there in july. the fda has approved a new drug for women with late stage breast cancer. the fda says kadcyla is approved with women with her-2 breast cancer. it is a combination of the drug herceptin and dm1, designed to work when herceptin can no longer alone keep cancer in check. the medication should be available in two weeks. amgen california is looking for volunteers when the race rolls through the bay area this
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may. volunteers are needed for the san jose, livermore, mount diablo, san francisco and santa rosa stops. if you volunteer, you will receive a t-shirt, as well as lunch. you can apply through the amgen tour of california website. the san jose earthquakes are getting the ready to start construction on their new home. the organization plans to begin work on its 18,000-seat stadium on tuesday. workers will start by clearing the 75-acre site on coleman avenue, which is located across from san jose international airport. the $60 million stadium is expected to open next spring. believe the sleeve could soon become the new motto for the golden state warriors. the team debuted their new bright yellow uniform last night. it is 26% lighter than traditional uniforms. players must have enjoyed the new unis, knocking off the top team in the western conference in overtime. jack coming off the bench to score 30. at the start of the season,
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looked like the sharks were unstoppable, but last night ended up on the wrong side of a record-setting game when they took on the chicago blackhawks. in a third period, the game was still tied and the sharks on the power play, but brandon fir right past niemi for the eventual win 2-1, setting an nhl record for compleeght the first 17 games of the season without a regulation loss. a popular destination and a place to cool down during the summer in alameda county could be a thing of the past. the east bay regional parks committee has recommended shutting down the shadow cliffs recreation water park in pleasanton for good. the committee has been looking for bidder to fund reconstruction of the aging slides. the district shut them down last year because it said the area needed $885,000 in safety renovations. and hundreds of people are going to take a dip in the chilly bay waters today for a good cause. you are taking a look at video from last year, the annual polar plunge. it happens at noon today at san
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francisco's aquatic park. the event raises money for the special olympics. ktvu reporter john sasaki and meteorologist mark tamayo are both diving in right now, until 10:30. there's also a 5k run and walk to kickoff the plunge. and our own producer, sophie bala, will also head over there to jump into the cool waters. >> and you're joining her? >> no, i've got other plans. >> other plans, right. well, if you're headed out there to watch by the golden gate, i don't think the fog will be an issue. clear skies. cold, but clear. >> you're right. great views. clear skies. mostly sunny conditions expected for today. a little breezy and that wind is going to be with us for the entire day. this morning, waking up with partly cloudy skies. you can see a few there just in the distance. that northwest flow that is kicking in is going to erode those clouds and we'll be left with plenty of sunshine for today. a little moisture still remains on storm tracker 2 in the
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overnight hours. we had just the tail end of a weak system moved through, helped to increase the onshore flow. low clouds formed in and along the coast and just inside the bay. with the two combined, a little bit of rain. san francisco reported a few one hundredths. santa cruz mountains, a few one hundredths. mount hamilton as well. san jose picked up 0.01. at this point, we'll take whatever we could get. i would like to have seen more, but the system moving through now into nevada will continue its southeasterly track. as it, does it's going to leave us with clear conditions and dry conditions as we get into your weekend. the northwest flow i'm already seeing in areas like santa rosa, a little gusty in your neighborhood. i expect we'll be breeziest along the coast today through the delta, winds picking up. a few light scattered showers remain over the sierra. we'll be drying out over the mountains, into the afternoon, and you'll have mostly sunny skies if you plan on heading in that direction for the second half of your weekend. the winds right now, santa rosa reporting 8. again, gusts a
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little stronger than that. oakland, 9. sfo reporting 13 miles per hour. mountain view, 8. 6 in livermore. winds will be picking up in the afternoon. ridge of high pressure going to be building back in quickly and the gradient between the system that moves through in the overnight hours and the high pressure really going to help kick up winds. 48 degrees in concord right now. 43 in napa. 47 santa rosa. numbers, not as cool as we were yesterday morning, with the clouds overnight helping to blanket us in the overnight hours. moist air in place, so that helps to keep temperatures up a little bit. so for today, the morning clouds breaking away to mostly sunny skies, gusty conditions expected throughout. and our february looks to be remaining dry for the rest. early next week, temperatures will rebound. we'll be sitting in the mid-60s and we are going to be dry. how much rainfall for the season thus far? 90% of average, santa rosa. 84% san francisco. santa rosa reporting 76%. still not too bad, but, boy, we could use a few storms.
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60 in oakland today. 56 in san francisco. 60 for san jose. there is your extended forecast. tomorrow morning, we wake up without those clouds and we wake up with drier air. we're going to be colder tomorrow morning. by the afternoon, we're warmer. mostly sunny skies and dry monday, tuesday and wednesday. if you're going to the chinese new year parade this afternoon, i'll have a look at temperatures, coming up. chinese new year celebrations also come with many traditions believed to start the new year with good fortune. we want to take you through just a few of them. if you've been near chinatown over the last couple of weeks, you've likely heard the constant sound of fire crackers. it is believed the fire crackers drive away the evil spirits and people set them off in front of their homes and businesses. markets are also a common part of the new year n san francisco this morning, there will be a community street fair that opens at 10:00 a.m. and will stay open through the weekend. the chinese new year flower fair also helped open the holiday. the city of san francisco does a full street cleaning before new year's celebrations and that also happens in chinese homes a few days before the new
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year. however, you are not supposed to clean during the new year because you could sweep all that good luck right out your front door. food is also a big part of the new year's celebration. on new year's eve, families come together to share in a normal dinner, often consisting of fish and dumplings. also, the giving of red envelopes. it's believed money will keep children healthy and give them a long life. eating candy, also not a bad thing because it could give you a sweeter year. >> and you can share your pictures with us during tonight's chinese new year parade on twitter. use the hashtag on the screen, tvucnyp. lingering problems from hurricane sandy. what one family in new york is now dealing with. >> also, he might have been off the clock, but that did not stop one police officer from jumping right into action.
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welcome back. giving you a live look there, sunny, cool, breezy conditions in the forecast for your day. a new york state family is still dealing with the fallout from superstorm sandy, including an infestation of
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rats. the family has found droppings all over the house, including their son's bedroom. rats even ate the stuffing out of the cushions on their couch. >> we got six or seven, maybe a family. we find a nest out in the garage, they tell me, probably got two families, seven to 14 rats. >> the problem got so bad, the family had to move out of their home. officials in los angeles county are asking for federal assistance containing an outbreak of tuberculosis among the homeless. county officials say more than 4600 people who live on skid row in downtown l.a. have likely been exposed. they have asked the centers for disease control for help containing the outbreak. >> these guys are walking around with masks. >> at least 11 deaths from tuberculosis have been reported in the past five years in the l.a. area. most cases of tuberculosis can be cured with six months of antibiotics. but officials are concerned about the growth of drug- resistent cases. the most contaminated
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nuclear site in the country is leaking toxic waste. at least six tanks filled with radioactive liquids are leaking at the hanford reservation in new york state. there washington state. the site produced plutonium used in the bomb dropped over japan. the sequestration could impact cleanup efforts because workers may have to be furloughed. japan is vowing to become a stronger ally to the united states. yesterday, japan's prime minister met with president obama in the oval office. the two also sent a warning to north korea that nuclear threats would not be tolerated. president obama said the two are united in their determination for strong action. president obama is scheduled to meet with arizona senator john mccain tuesday about immigration reform. mccain made that announcement after meeting with the mexican president. the senator is one of eight
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u.s. senators working on a bipartisan bill and he says there are still areas of significant disagreement with the president, but he is optimistic legislation can be passed that will include a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants. the obama administration is also asking the supreme court to declare the defense of mayor jack unconstitutional. the government argue the law denies federal benefits to tens of thousands of same-sex couples married under state law. the supreme court is scheduled to hear the defense of marriage case next month. the annual meeting of governors, implementing healthcare reform is on the agenda. brown is also on the natural resources committee, which will meet tomorrow to talk about extreme weather events in the united states. on monday, the governors plan to meet with the president. democrats no longer have supermajority power in the state senate.
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central valley democrat michael rubio stepped down yesterday after two years in office, citing family reasons. this means democrats now have 26 senate seats. that's one short of the two- thirds threshold they need to pass tax changes and override vetoes. the loss is only expected to be temporary. rubio's district will hold a special election to replace him, which will likely take place this summer. maintaining control of the police force came at a cost for the city of oakland. the oakland tribune reports the city racked up $900,000 in legal bills after a motion was filed asking for federal takeover of the oakland police department. the city ended up striking a deal to retain control over most department functions, but was ordered to pay attorney fees for both sides. a santa rosa man whose license has been suspended more than a dozen times has been arrested for dui hit and run. chp says stephen moderos hit a fire hydrant and power pole yesterday morning, west of moreland avenue. authorities say he left the scene of the crash, but was eventually taken into custody.
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moderos has two prior dui convictions and his license has been suspended 13 times. santa rosa police will be looking for drivers under the influence at a dui check point tonight. that check point is scheduled to get under way at an undisclosed location at 8:00 p.m. and it will run until 3:00 tomorrow morning. a santa rosa police officer getting his marriage license gets caught in a robbery suspect chase. >> we see sort of a scuffle going on. telling me, don't get involved, don't get involved. i don't really want to get involved. but i hear the woman screaming, he's got my purse, help me, help me! >> that is sergeant frederick kotto, riding bart with his fiance last week. they were headed from dublin to san francisco to get their marriage license. even though he was off duty at the time, sergeant kotto jumped into action, grabbing the suspect's arm and holding her down. >> when i applied pressure and the person screamed, i said, okay, just be calm, calm down
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and we'll get through this. >> i was scared, terrified. >> the suspect has been identified as jennifer davis. she is now facing a charge of strong arm robbery. the sergeant who is about to retire from the police department made his marriage license appointment with just four minutes to spare. incidentally, he is the son of actor yaffat kotto. lake merritt channel has reopened for the first time in more than a century. it is the first time the tidal channel has been opened to boaters and kayakers since 1869, all part of a $47 million project to connect the lake to the oakland estuary and the san francisco bay. the entire project is scheduled to be completed next year. the chinese new year parade isn't the only thing being celebrated in san francisco. today, the unusual talent that will be on full display this afternoon at ripley's believe it or not. . >> outside our doors, partly cloudy skies turning mostly sunny by the second half of the morning and into the afternoon.
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not as warm as yesterday afternoon. i'll show you what you can expect in your neighborhood, coming up. whatever you want, baby.
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. ♪ justin timberlake and jay-z have announced they are going on tour. one of their stops is right here in the bay area. tour kicks off on july 17th and will make a stop at candlestick
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park on july 26. tickets go on sale to the general public next week. the two have won 23 grammy's combined. ripley's museum is celebrating the sixth annual sword swallowing day. today at 1:30, sword swallowers in san francisco will join others from around the world in a free show. in all, performers will be putting 125 feet of steel down into their stomachs. all performances will take place at ripley's museum. boston snow plow driver is getting an icy reception for drivers, after he posted videos of himself buries cars under mounds of snow. the man works for a private contractor paid to clear boston streets. during the last big storm, he posted videos of himself pushing snow onto cars and laughing about it, but not everyone is amused. >> i probably don't have to enjoy it so much, but, hey, you know, it's the little things in
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life. >> it's very aggravating. you want to throw a shovel at him. very aggravating. >> the driver says while he enjoys burying cars, secareful not to damage anyone's property. he says if people don't like it, they shouldn't park on the street. a new mexico ski resort says it is not to blame after dramatic video shows a skier falling off a chairlift earlier this month. check out this video. you can see that man dangling from that chairlift. that's 17-year-old jacob gutierrez trying to hang on to the lift, but there he goes, falling down and sliding. he actually dropped 45 feet. he did suffer a collapsed lung, lacerated liver. but fortunately, he's expected to recover. witnesses say the teen was throwing snowballs at friends in the chair ahead of him. the ski resort says its chair was functioning properly. >> if that's the case, keep the snowballs on the ground. >> just wait. >> not in the chair lifts. enticing, but let's keep it on the ground. coming up on the 9:00 hour, let's check in with rosemary
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for a check of the weather. >> if you're headed up to the sierra to do some skiing, there is an advisory for wind this morning. it will be dying down by the afternoon and sat afternoon, as well as sunday looking pretty good. here at home, winds are picking up as well. partly cloudy skies this morning, but we're clearing out pretty fast. northwest wind is really eroding the clouds, so we'll be left with mostly sunny conditions for your afternoon. low 40s to low 50s right now, but breezy at times. picking up gusts to 20 miles per hour near richmond, sausalito, santa rosa, novato and winds will become more widespread for the afternoon. mid to upper 50s for lunch. mid-50s to near 60 degrees by the afternoon. so behind this weak system that brought us a little bit of light rain in the overnight hours and early morning hours, this breeze is going to kick in and we have cool air with it. so temperatures not as warm as we were yesterday afternoon. going out to the parade, starting out in the low 50s right about 5:00. sinking back into the upper 40s. and the breeze will be with us throughout. expect a cool, breezy evening.
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sun setting at 5:58. almost 6:00 tonight. extended forecast, the warming trend tomorrow. tomorrow will be notably warmer by the afternoon. monday, tuesday and wednesday, following suit with dry conditions as we head into the last week of february. back to you. well, it was a rowdy start to college baseball in sacramento. [ crowd yelling ] >> a uc riverside player was tagged out, then grabbing and shoving, then all of a sudden the right-handed punch was thrown. both teams came running out of the dugouts. four players were ejected from the game. game two between the two teams, set for today. baseball spring training is officially kicking into high gear with the western division champ oakland a's getting ready to play its first game. they will take on the milwaukee brewers at 12:05 this afternoon down in arizona. japanese shortstop knack jima will start in his first game today. a's play the angels tomorrow, indians on monday and d-backs
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on tuesday. the world champion san francisco giants getting the ready for their spring training opener today against the anaheim angels. big crowds are expected at scottsdale stadium when the team takes the field at 12:00. the matchup is the first of 27 exhibition games for the defending champs and after today's game, the giants will then play against the cubs on sunday. white sox monday and dodgers on tuesday. well, expect delays if you are planning to ride bart today. we'll tell you just how long the delays are expected to last and which stations are going to be affected. >> plus, getting fit while raising money for a good cause. how a contra costa gym is helping to support victims of the deadly newtown, connecticut school shooting.
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. a gun buy back program about to start involving three cities along the peninsula. the effort and how many are expected to come down and turn in their guns. >> scary moments for riders on an ac transit bus. what they say happened moments after a group of teens got off the bus. >> plus big crowds expected in san francisco tonight. we will give you a preview of what you can expect to see at this year's new year's parade. >> complete bay area news
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cover continues. this is ktvu mornings on 2. >> good morning. welcome to mornings on two. it's saturday february 23rd. >> of course we have been talking about the new year's parade. we know they come rain or shine. >> we are going to have plenty of sun. a good-looking day in store. how is it going to feel? cool and breezy for the afternoon. i'm watching the winds increase already this morning. we have clearing skies through the morning as well. a dry forecast from here on out. i will have a look at what you can expect. >> happening right now big crowds are expected for a gun buy back event that's set to get underway in an hour from now. alex is live at east palo alto city hall with more on how much money they will hand out and it looks like there is a lot of activity out already. >> reporter: yeah. this is a joint effort involving three cities here in the peninsula. east palo alto, and menlo park and they are all set up in the
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parking lot of east palo alto city hall and you can see they have everything coned off here and taped off and you have police officers all getting ready for this big gun buy back program that will kick off in an hour at ten. all of these officers will be taking unloaded firearms from people who drive -- they will come in to the lanes here dropping off the weapons and getting cash in return. $100 for hand guns, 200 for rifles, 300 for assault rifles. i want to bring in an officer with the police department. what kind of crowds do you expect? >> good morning. we are expecting to have a large number. we don't know what that number will be but we are hoping we will have a good turn out. >> reporter: and can you say how much money you have to hand out? how long you will be able to give out the money? >> we have $50,000 to give out. that's all because of a nonprofit organization that was generous enough to help out. this point we will continue to
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hand out the money until it's gone. we assume it may be over around 2:30. >> reporter: you know obviously this is a joint effort and you have -- there is an issue between the three cities with rising gang violence and that's what you are trying to fight. >> right. we are trying to create -- our goal is to have a safer community. if that means we can take a gun, potentially end up in the wrong person's hand out of a house then we are more than -- willing to accept those guns. >> reporter: okay and in about an hour, saw you briefing. is there any other advice you have for people. i mentioned already, make sure they are unloaded. anything else? >> if you know if possible if they have a gun box, place it in a gun box. we want them unloaded, keep them in a trunk if possible and just try to transport them in a safeway.
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>> reporter: thank you. the police department. they will get started in an hour. this is the parking lot of east palo alto city hall. people won't have to get out of their cars. they will be able to drive through one of these lanes here, police officer will take the gun, check it in, this -- want to stress its information. you come down, turn in the weapon and police didn't ask questions, and you get the money. this will go until 2:00 this afternoon at least. for now we are live, ktvu. >> anti violence groups will also hold a rally in conjunction with that gun buy back. it'll be at 11 at the city hall plaza. jackie spear will be among a number of speakers addressing the state of current gun laws. >> overnight four passengers were injured when a group of teens shot an ac transit bus. it happened this morning. witnesses report in problems on board the bus but when the teens got off at 55th avenue
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they started firing at the back of the vehicle. the rear window was blown out and the bus was riddled with bullet holes. passengers say the driver first hit the brakes but then sped away realizing about the danger. while nobody was shot four passengers were injured during the sudden movements of the bus. no arrests have been made. now a series of violent crimes has some tourists expressing concerns about visiting las vegas. two people in a cab and a rapper from oakland were killed in a shooting fiery crash thursday. a shooting outside a movie theater also hurt two teens earlier this month. officials say there is been a decrease in crime on the strip despite the high profile incidents. >> a bay area tradition celebrates it's 28th anniversary. workers finishing the 25 floats for the parade in san francisco because it's the year of the snake. many floats featuring a reptile.
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parade watchers will see miss china town usa and her court. >> i'm invested in my culture, my roots and i want to show them that culture is a very important aspect of my life. >> there will be extra police monitoring the event. no parking signs and barricades are up already. we are once again going to air the parade and a broadcast center has been set up already. while the parade is the main event there are other activities this morning in san francisco's china town. a community street fair starts in less than an hour and attractions attractions will include dancers and other attractions. the parade route however is slightly different this year. check out the map. this is because of construction on the new subway system at union square. the parade starts at 5:15 at second and market. it'll go up to kearney, post,
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powell and sutter. streets around the area are going to be blocked off so people are told to take public transit. you can also just watch it here. our coverage starts at six. it'll be hosted by julie and ben fong torres. we will stream it live on ktv.com and you are watch it on your smart phone and your tablet. we are also hope figure you go down you share pictures with us during the parade on twitter. just use the hash tag ktvucnyp. >> we are less than a week from automatic budget cuts known as the sequester . once they take effects thousands of teachers will be laid off and tens of thousands of parents will have to rush to find child care for their kids. >> in the weekly address the president accused republicans of failing to act. he is calling for tax reform and moderate spending cuts. gop leaders say spending must be pulled into prevent a larger
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defend civil the president said the deep cuts will impact medical research, airport security and national defense. the obama administration said commercial air travel will be one of the areas hardest hit. transportation secretary warns that airline passengers will experience firsthand the automatic budget cuts. he said sfo could experience delays of up to 90 minutes. the faa could loose $600 million in funding and more than 100 air traffic control towers nationwide would shut down. small airports may be hit just as hard. control towers would close in concord along with airports in livermore, napa, and san carlos. some say that air traffic would decline affecting businesses like those providing fuel, parking other services. >> i may be faced with having to lay people off. the business has been tight for the last five-years since 2007
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really. we saw a drop, a huge drop in fuel sales and maintenance. >> the director of the field said the airport would stay open even if the cuts hit. most planes could take off and land without a control tower but pilots would have to rely on their radios. visitors to national parks would also see the effects. government officials say there could be cut backs at popular bay area sites such as muir food woods and alcatraz. the national parks would pleadly experience 5% cuts, some workers could be furloughed for more than a month. administrators at the golden gate area said they have started planning. >> people are bracing for yet another winter storm and up to 10 inches of powder expected to fall in new england. it'll happen today and tomorrow and the bingest concern is that the storm could lead to major
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power outages. it's dumped 17 inches on the midwest and that has caused major problems for drivers and for the airport. >> it was very upsetting. you know i don't think i have been through anything like this before. >> people underestimated the amount of snow. >> people who are planning to travel to the east coast this weekend are being told to check the status of their flight before going to the airport. this is the third weekend in a row that the northeast has been hit with snow. >> good morning to you. live look here over parts of the east bay. bay point, a few clouds still remaining over the area. weak system moved through in the overnight hours, even saw a little bit of rain. giving you a look at the pacific satellite view. there is that system swinging through. now this to nevada and will continue south and east. we won't see anymore rain out of this. now as we get in to the weekend most of us happy that it's not going to rain. we did receive a little in san francisco, the santa cruz
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mountains, mount hamilton and the overnight hours, just a very end. you can see as it swung through, really helped to increase the cloud cover, low clouds pulledn. the on shore breeze and all that combined helped release a little bit of drizzle and light rain. now we are on the back edge and the northwest flow is already kicking in and i'm watching those winds increase this morning. still calm in napa, santa rosa 14 miles an hour. gusting to 20, richmond reporting gusts to 20 miles an hour, fairfield 12, 15 oakland along the coastline. winds are gusting to 25 along half moon bay. 35 miles gusts on mount diablo. in the hills, the winds are already howling. the winds will increase throughout today. the overnight lows not as cold as we were friday morning, here we sit, 50 degrees in concord, 49napa, 49 santa rosa, 46 never do. if it is breezy it feels brisk. temperatures could feel more
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like 43napa if it were blowing but to calm shall 49 santa rosa and with the winds gusting to 20 miles an hour feels like 43 degrees outside your door as you see those trees swing. the system is pulling out of here. ridge of high pressure building in and we have breezy conditions with sunny conditions expected for today and the colder air filtering behind this system will also keep the temperatures down a few degrees over friday afternoon. this ridge of high pressure will build in and it'll stick with us through the end of february. let me show you. i will run you always until the end of february. notice the storms, they just sort of roll past us to the north. they aren't coming our way and that's all the way through thursday afternoon. a dry forecast for us. temperatures in the upper 50s to low 60s. 60 haywood, mostly sunny down into san jose, 60, early this morning it was raining so perhaps you woke up and saw a little bit of wet ground outside your door.
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61 morgan hill. 61 santa cruz. the extended forecast. out the door it'll be a chillier start. mostly clear skies, dryer air in place. cool for the valley locations, into the afternoon feeling good. widespread mid60s into monday, tuesday, wednesday, we will hold firm with that. >> hiker has a close call. we will let you know how two chp officers were able to jump in and help. >> and a scandal around a major scooter seller here in the united states. how bay area customers could be impacted by a federal raid. >> and a live look outside. highway 24 in lafayette looking great. if you are going on bart ten minute delays right now. time is 9:13. you are watching mornings on two.
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. welcome back. live look there over the east bay for your afternoon. sunny skies, cold temperatures and the northwest breeze. the most contaminated nuclear site in the country is leaking toxic waste. at least six tanks filled with fluid are leaking in southeast washington state. there is no immediate threat to public safety and it could take a couple years for the chemical to reach the ground water. hanford produce material used
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in the bomb dropped over japan during world war ii. the governor said the defense cuts could delay clean up efforts because of possible furloughs. in the vatican is denying report that the pope resigned over a scandal over gay priests. media said he decided to step down the day a report about blackmail was brought to him. he held a farewell meeting today and prayed with cardinals. the pope is scheduled to step down at the end of the week. >> the pentagon has grounded it's fleet of fighter jets after finding a cracked engine blade on one plane. the officials say the problem came to light during a inspection at edward's base in southern california. the announcement as some members have been questioning the cost of the program. the f-35 is the most expensive weapon's program at almost $400 billion. the country's largest provider of single rider power chairs is now the target of a
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massive investigation and stores all over the country including here in the bay area are involved. on wednesday the fbi raided the texas headquarters of the scooter store. more than 1200 were escorted from the building and sale records were taken. a audit found they have over billed medicare more than $100 million in the past three years. a study also showed that many who got the chairs don't need them. >> there is now intersection act the killing of jessica rideway. yesterday the man accused of killing her appeared in a colorado courtroom. police testified that he kept some of her remains in a crawl space in the home he shared with his mother. prosecutors also added three child porn charges saying chose charges are connected to video of a child found during the investigation. >> a serial killer no longer
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wants to help find remains of his victims. the convicted murderer is one of two men known as the speed freak killers. in a jail house interview he said he tried to help the fbi but the agents ignored him. he the fbi is stopping the search of an old well, crews didn't find any human remains. this morning the bay area is reaching out to the families of the victims in the new town sandy shooting. they are hosting a fundraiser in honor of one of the children killed. this morning's event features a work out for adults and children. exercises include a rope climb, proceeds go to the fund that supports the community and encourages people to participate in acts of kindness. >> a woman who made headline when she said she found a finger in a bowl of wendy's chili is in trouble again. she is charged with filing a
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false report and being an actress city to a felony. she said she saw someone shoot her son but an investigation found he shot himself. police say they believe he lied because he is a convicted felon. >> they confronted him and he admitted it. she -- said i will stonewall you, i don't know what you will talking about. similar to what we saw in 2005. >> she made headlines around the world with that case after she claimed she found a finger in a bowl of chili. she was sentenced to four years for that. >> two police officers are talking about their close call with a mountain lion. it started last weekend when the two were sent to help a hiker who said he was being stalked by the wild animal. >> i shudder to think what would have happened if he wouldn't have had a cell phone or something to call for help. >> reporter: the officers say they approached in a helicopter and saw the mountain lion20
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feet behind the hiker. the sound the chopper blades scared it away but later this day a warden was putting up warning signs when the animal approached him. as it did he shot and killed it. >> expect delays if you are planning to ride bart. we will tell you how long they are expected to last and what stations will be affected. >> a brisk day in the forecast for saturday. i will have a look at your neighborhood coming up. >> first we want to give you a look at some of the floats taking part in today's new year parade in san francisco. here are some numbers to think about. float builders went through about two and a half miles of shiny paper. each float cost 40 to $80,000 to build with workers putting in 700 man hours to get everything done. wash that parade live on ktv tonight at six.
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. justin and jay z are going on tour and one of their stops will be here in the bay area. the tour kicks off on july 17th and will stop at candlestick park on july 26th. tickets go on sale next thursday at ten. they have sold more than 67 million albums and won 23 grammies. >> this morning microsoft said its working on a fix for an outage of its cloud service. an expared security certificate caused the service to go down yesterday afternoon. it's unclear when the service will be restored. in a separate incident they announced yesterday that some employee computers had been hacked but no data was com properred. on monday the planning commission will consider a
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proposal to expand facebook's facility. they want to build a second campus near bay front expressway. nearly 3,000 employees would work there. last month the council agreed to a deal in which facebook two pay them a million and a half dollars. >> it's beautiful outside but we are looking at tonight because the new year parade one of the very few night parades in the country. that is why it's all shiny and lit up and so fun. rosemary working on a great forecast for us right now. >> yeah. when we get out it'll be sunny, feel better but once that sunsets it'll turn chilly, we are used to bundling up. that's the key. we are also looking at breezy conditions for saturday. we have a weak system. we brought a little bit of rain to a few spots but now this system moving out and the winds are developing behind. we have gusty conditions, especially breezesy, along the coastline today. rough seas expected so a small craft advisory outside the bay.
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no surprise there. we will be dry. ridge of high pressure going to move back in. it'll move back in fairly quickly and that is going to keep us dry through the rest of february. a look at rainfall so far. 90% of average in santa rosa, 76 san jose which is still pretty remarkable considering we had such a dry january and now a dry february. we will continue to track this . not going to get it today. partly cloudy, mostly sunny and breezy for the afternoon. widespread 40s to low 50s. then upper 50s to near 60 this afternoon. we will be slightly cooler. if you are out for maybe a run this morning or a bike side and it's breezesy be prepared for that cold air. it'll feel chilly. tomorrow monday we will wake up colder with the dryer air in place and the mostly clear skies and then afternoon highs in to the low to mid60s. sunday, monday, tuesday and
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wednesday. >> if you are planning on taking bart and you use the pittsburgh bay point line expect delays. there are going to be up to ten minute delays for track maintenance. that's happening right now and it'll last until three this afternoon. >> spring training kicks in to high gear in arizona. how both giants and the a's are preparing for their first game of the year. . >> and big crowds are expected here at a gun buy back event in east palo alto that's about to get started. you can see police prepping for what they expect to be a large number of people who want to turn in their unwanted weapons. how much money will be given away this morning. hey! did you know that honey nut cheerios
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. a battle to get guns off the street. the event that's about to get underway and why not everybody is happy about it. good morning. it's saturday, february 23rd. >> happening right now, big crowds are expected for a gun buy back event that's set to start in just about 30 minutes. alex savage live outside east palo alto city hall. >> reporter: well the police department is here, three of them along the peninsula, still getting it all set up this morning. the buy back doesn't officially start until ten this morning. give you a lay of the land. this is where they have everything set up in the parking lot of east palo alto city hall.
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they are using some of the yellow tape to create lanes and that's where cars will drive up, the people will turn in their guns and then in return will get cash. $100 for hand guns, 100 for shot guns and rifles and 300 for assault weapons. the goal is to get unwanted guns and guns that may fall in to the wrong hands off the streets. $50,000, that's how much money they have to hand out. this is money that was donated. a short time ago i talked to a police officer about the purpose of this program. >> our main goal is to try to create safer communities and take guns that may potentially end up in the wrong hands and turn -- hand out money. >> reporter: now all of the guns that are collected today during the buy back program will be destroyed we are told though before that happens, the police departments will check to make sure that none of them are stolen. if they are they will try to return them to their rightful
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owners. it's also important to point out its anonymous so no information, no investigation that are done. this gun buy back involving east palo alto police, and other departments, begins at ten this til two. for now we are live. >> oakland police are trying to figure out a motive behind an overnight bus shooting. a group of teens got off the ac transit number one line at 55th and police say they fired five shots at that bus as it drove away. the rear window was blown out and there were bullet holes in the bus. passengers say the driver first hit the brakes but then sped away and pressed emergency alarm. nobody was hit but passengers say that four people were hurt during the sudden movements of the bus. no arrests have been made.
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witnesses say there were no problemming on problem -- problems on board the bus. a man is waking up free after spending seven years in jail for a crime he said he didn't commit. ronald ross started crying in court after a judge ordered his release. the decision came after the innocence project and lawsuits septembered his conviction. >> god blessed me with the dream team. angels that brought me this far. >> authorities say ross became the suspect in the case after his photograph was placed in a line up and he was wrongly identified. the innocence project said at least three witnesses lied to the jury during the trial. police say they are reopening the investigation into the shooting. >> security will be tight at tonight's new year parade in san francisco. police are adding extra officers for crowd control. barricades and no parking signs have gone up along the parade
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route. this is the 25th year of the event. the largest parade outside of asia. >> the officers will be looking for people, anyone that may be drinking illegal open container that are alcoholic. >> the parade will have more than 100 groups participating. there are some 25 floats, most will clowe a reptile to coincide with the year of the snake. the route is different this year due to construction of the new subway system. the parade starts at 5:15 this evening at seconds and market streets, then to kearney, post, pow powell and sutter. streets will be blocked off so people are advised to take public transit or watch on ktvu channel 2. coverage starts at six and it's hosted by julie and ben fong torres. we will also stream it live for you on ktvu.com and on your smart phone and tablet. >> japan is promising to be a
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stronger ally to the united states. yesterday their prime minister met with the president in the oval office. the two also sent a warning to north korea that nuclear threats wouldn't be tolerated. they are united in their determination for strong action. the president is also scheduled to meet with the arizona senator john mccain tuesday about immigration reform. mccain made the announcement in a meeting the mexican president. the senator is one of eight working on a bill. he said there are still areas of significant disagreement with the president but he is optimistic that legislation can be passed that will include a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants. the obama administration is also asking the court to declare the defense of marriage act unconstitutional. in a brief the government argues the law denies federal benefits to tens of thousands of same sex couples who are legally married under state law. it didn't address proposition
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eight. the court is scheduled to hear the defense of marriage case next movement. >> the governor is in washington dc this weekend for the meeting of national governor's, putting in health care reform is one of the top issues. brown is also on the natural resources committee that will meet to talk about extreme weather events and then on monday the governors plan to meet with the president. supervisors are scheduled to vote tuesday on the location for a near new health exchange call center. it's expected to employ 200 people. supervisors are considering locations in richmond and concord. supporters of the location say it would provide employment options in a city with 14% unemployment. supporters of the location say it is more centrally located. democrats no longer have super majority power in the state senate. marco rubio stepped down siting
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family reasons . they now have one short of the two thirds threshold they need to pass tax day changes. the loss though is only expected to be temporary. the district will hold a an election that will likely happen this summer. >> new, maintaining control of the police force came at a cost for the city of oakland. the oakland tribune reports they have $900,000 in legal bills after a motion filed asking for a federal take over. the city struck a deal to maintain control but was ordered to pay attorney fees for both sides. a san jose police officer getting his marriage license caught a robbery suspect. >> we see a sort of a fight going on. she said don't get involved and i didn't want to but i heard the woman screaming. >> the sergeant was riding bart with his fiance. they were going from dublin to
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san francisco to get a marriager though he was off duty the sergeant jumped in to action grabbing the suspect's arm and holding her down. >> i applied pressure and the person screamed so i said okay, just be calm, calm down and we are going to get through this. >> i was scared, it's my partner. >> the suspect was identified as jennifer davis and she is facing a charge of strong armed robbery. the sergeant about to retire made his marriage license appointment with all of four minutes to spare. he is the son of an actor. >> a bird's eye view of lafayette. we have blue skies but not everybody waking up with plenty of sun. here is it is over san jose partly cloudy to partly sunny. weak system in the overnight. even brought us a few sprinkles in some spots. if you woke up and thought it looks like it rained it did. here is the system that brought
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us just a bit. not really enough but a bit. now it's moving off to the south and to the east. we had this clip us just the tail end of it. brought in some low clouds, a little bit of drizzle early this morning, areas like san francisco, santa cruz mountains, san jose picked up a few sprinkles. now over tahoe this is what we are seeing just the last bit as it continues through nevada at this point. this is the end of it. few showers this morning for the sierra and it's windy. gusty conditions, 35 miles an hour. you can see that shade. lasts until about noon. if you are going to the sierra well as for areas over the sierra. that lake wind advisory expiring at noon and so will the source, they will taper off. we have the northwest flow behind this system and it's turning breezy in some areas along the coast half moon bay with gusts of 35, mount diablo
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with gusts of 35, richmond, reporting gusts to 20 miles an hour. sustained winds oakland 15, suspecta rosa 14, gusting to 20 at times, fairfield 12, sfo nine right now but picking up earlier this morning and winds will be back. they will be with us the entire day. this may be what you notice. just a cool, brisk day. 52 walnut creek. 50s haywood. the winds helping to maybe stir out some of the colder air from this morning. we started out relatively nice. temperatures were up over yesterday morning because of the higher dew points, because of the low clouds that moved through. for the afternoon 60 degrees in oakland. 60 for redwood, 56 san francisco, even areas like san jose, perhaps morgan hill with the partly cloudy skies, by the afternoon mostly sunny and the breeze will be with us throughout your saturday. heading out to the parade it's going to be a good-looking day
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but it'll be cool and breezy. sunsets about 5:58, we will start out at 53 and then going to the upper 40s by the end of the parade. the extended forecast. we wake up tomorrow morning, it'll be a chillier start . dryer air in place, clearer sykes, expect it to bottom out near freezing, in to the afternoon mostly sunny and a ridge of high pressure building in will bring the temperatures back up. mid60's in the forecast, sunday, monday, tuesday into wednesday. back to you. >> heads up for driver who take highway four it'll be shut down next week in antioch during the overnight and that is going to be in effect tuesday through friday night. supports for an over crossing. the highway will be closed in the westbound direction from 11 until 3 and eastbound from midnight to four and you should see detour signs in the affected areas. >> giants are getting ready
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for their spring training opener today against the angels. big crowds expected at scottsdale when the team takes the field at noon. today is the first of 27 exhibition games for the defending champs. giants will take on the cubs tomorrow, white sox and then the dodgers. the a rewill be taking on the brewers this afternoon. the a's will then play the angels tomorrow, indians on monday and diamondbacks on tuesday. baseball is here. >> boss bail is here. we have new information around that crane collapse under the new span of the bay bridge. inspectors have been checking it out and we will tell you where they found damage. >> and scary moments for skier in new mexico. what happened just moments before this teen fell off the chair lift. . >> first, let's take you outside. a live look at the east shore
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freeway. moving on through emoryville and berkeley. traffic moving just fine in both directions. no major problems to report for you on this saturday morning. this is mornings on two.
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. welcome back. a beautiful shot there at the golden gate bridge. you may be holding tight to the wheel as winds will blow across some of the bridges. >> happening right now. we take you live down to the peninsula right here. gun buy back event is about to get started at east palo alto city hall. the cities of -- are participating in the event. it runs ten to two. city firms say they will dish out from 100 to $300 depending
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on the type of firearm. anti violence groups will also hold a rally today. that's scheduled at 11:00 outside the palo alto city hall. >> a new mexico ski resort said it's not to blame after a skier fell off the chair lift earlier this month. we have video of it. check it out. there is that teen hanging from the edge of that chair lift. that is a 17-year-old jacob guiterrez. he fell 45 feet. he did suffer a collapsed lung and a lacerated liver but fortunately he is expected to recover. witnesses say that the teen was throwing snowballs at friends in the chair ahead of him. the resort said its lifts were functioning properly. there is new information about a crane collapse on the bay bridge. officials say that the collapse did cause cosmetic damage to the underside of the new east span but said that the integrity of the bridge wasn't affected. >> the various party that will be part of the investigation
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will be looking at the crane and the piece of scaffolding that was involved as part of their investigation. >> the investigation in to the crane collapse is expected to take one month. the new eastern span of the bridge is still scheduled to open labor day weekend. >> a preformer faces charges for allegedly abusing underaged girls. the 27-year-old is an actor at lesser center for the arts and worked at the ballet school in walnut creek. he assaulted at least two underaged girls officials say and there could be more out there. he appeared in court yesterday morning but didn't enter a plea. >> right now supporters of the drake's bay oyster company are holing a vigil. they have weekend gathers since last night and they say they will stay there until 6:45 tonight. they say they are praying for the 31 employees who could loose their job itself the company is forced to shut down
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next month. after the department of interior wouldn't renew the lease they took the battle to court. a popular destination could be a thing of the past. the east bay regional parks committee has recommended shutting down the shadow cliff's water park in pleasanton for good. they have been looking at bidders to try to fund the reconstruction of the aging slides, the district shut them down last year saying they needed 88 5,000 dollars in safety renovations. hundreds will take a dip in the cold bay waters for a good cause. it's the polar plunge taking place at noon. you are looking at video from last year's event. this event raises money for the special olympics and john and mark and s.o.p. lie all diving in. rights now until 10:30. there is a 5k walk. >> the amgen tour is look for
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volunteers to help when the race rolls through this may. it leaves southern california on may 12th and will end on may 19th in santa rosa. volunteers are needed for the san jose, livermore, mount diablo, san francisco and santa rosa stops. believe the sleeve could soon be the new motto for the golden state warriors. they debuted their new uniform last night. it has short sleeves and is 26% lighter than normal uniforms. warriors knocked off the top team in the western conference in overtime. the guard coming off the bench to score 30. >> and it was a loud start to the college baseball season in sacramento. it started when a uc refer side player was tagged out. there was a grabbing shoving then that right handed punch was thrown. both teams came out of the dug outs, three riverside players and one sac state player were
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ejected. game two between them is set for today. >> tony stewart and danica pat rake will skip today's practice. she made history last weekend being the first woman in nascar history to win the pole for any race. she plans to sit out today to avoid any problems before tomorrow's race. and remember you can watch the daytona 500 here on ktv tomorrow. we are going to end mornings on 2 at 8:30 so we can bring you fusion, evolution, a look at the new cars and that will be followed by the daytona 500 coverage. >> next week a long time ktvu reporter will take the next step in her life. after the break, we will sit down live with rita williams to talk about her career. >> a very weak system passed through and we are dry, cool, breezy for your saturday. i will have what you can expect coming up.
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. rita william williams is retiring. when she walks out the door a career that's stretched four decades will come to a end. my honor to welcome her. >> weird to be on this side. >> glad i'm still on this side. so many years, stories, barry bonds, kevin collins, the zodiac. is there a defining moment of your career? >> no. i think the defining moment was getting started in this business as a woman. 41 years ago when you turned on the tv unlike today you saw older white men. there was nothing i ever wanted to do and one of the first i interviewed with said what will you do after 40 and i said what do you mean?
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he said audiences won't let women age on the air. next week i will be one week shy of 66 years old. i have shown thymoma that people have accepted us and we have shown that we can do it. women can cover hard news. >> talk to me about 41 years in the business, 35 at ktvu. the fire, the drive that is in you that got you to work every day. and -- to produce what you have produced over your career. what is it? >> i don't know. i guess it's my parents and the old depression era you work hard for what you get and then in the early days we had to work harder than any of the men to prove we could do the job. people say you work to hard. i can't stop working hard. we have a special report on monday night. one of my last stories and i'm just as excited about that as i was that very first story 41 years ago. it's just i believe that we
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have a purpose as reporters, we are here to inform the public, to be their eyes and ears and i will pass that onto you and others but it's a sacred trust and i hope that i have carried it the way i should have. >> is it hard leaving the business because -- it's great following storeys start to finish? in your case you -- you have done stories where there is no finish yet? they are still working on it? the zodiac and kevin collins. >> it is tough. that's the hard part. i look at all the stories i wanted to do and i haven't gotten to do or that i haven't seen the end too. you are right. that is hard. you know at some point in your life this has been my life. 41 years, it's time to step back and see what else is out there. i'm not sure what that is. travel, fun, just -- seeing a different shade of life. >> i have had the honor to meet your family, you have met mine and we have spent a lot of hours here. can you talk about what you will miss about this family?
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as you leave? >> it hasn't really hit me and it won't until i walk out for the last time that you aren't walking back in. just talking to you right now i mean i can be the professional and go through all this but -- you know there is -- i'm very emotional and it'll be harda. i will miss the people. not just the people inside here at channel 2 but all of the people out there that have been so wonderful to me all these years and i'm getting such lovely e-mails and letters and cards and it's very touching that people have noticed and appreciated. >> its been an honor to work with you as well as watch you growing up here in the bay area so for the last eight years for me its been quite a pleasure. thank you for all your guidance over the last eight years. its been a great way to end sitting at this desk with you. >> i will keep calling you with guidance. >> okay and the sources. >> and the sources. >> stay tuned. after mornings on 2 for a
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second look. a close up of rita williams, 35 years. i will send it back. >> it'll not be the same here without you. all right. let's head over to rosemary for a check of how the day is shaping up. >> hello. partly cloudy this morning and we will see mostly sunny for the afternoon. this system that moved through in the overnight brought a few scattered showers but now it's pulling out and behind it the northwest breeze will be a cool one. temperature also be cooler than yesterday. mid50s to mid60s and the wind ten to 20 miles an hour. stronger than that through the delta, the strait, 60 in oakland for the afternoon. 56 san francisco if you are going out to the new year parade we will start out in the low 50s and then peel back in to the upper 40o's by the end of the parade. bundle up for that. 61 degrees this afternoon santa rosa, 60 concord, 60 san jose an